Photo Gallery: Upper Delaware Scenic Byway

The 71-mile stretch that runs along the Delaware River won second place in a popular voting competition
By Holly Kellum
Holly Kellum
Holly Kellum
Washington Correspondent
Holly Kellum is a Washington correspondent for NTD. She has worked for NTD on and off since 2012.
October 7, 2015 Updated: October 7, 2015

After four weeks of voting, the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway won second place in a popular voting competition by USA Today for the “the best stretch of road for fall leaf-peeping.”

The Upper Delaware Scenic Byway stretches 71 miles along Route 97 between the City of Port Jervis in Orange County and the Village of Hancock in Delaware County. Following the Delaware River, this scenic byway is a popular ride for motorcyclists and bikers, and is famous for its windy stretch in Sparrowbush called “Hawk’s Nest.”

Michigan’s M-22 won first place and the Kancamagus Scenic Byway in New Hampshire took third.

The Hawk's Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk's Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Hawk’s Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk’s Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Hawk's Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk's Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Hawk’s Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk’s Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Hawk's Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk's Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Hawk’s Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk’s Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Hawk's Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk's Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Hawk’s Nest portion of Route 97 in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. The Hawk’s Nest is part the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A spot on Route 97 that looks over the Delaware River, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A spot on Route 97 that looks over the Delaware River, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Sparrowbush on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A person looks at the Delaware River from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A person looks at the Delaware River from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Delaware River as seen from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Delaware River as seen from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Delaware River as seen from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Delaware River as seen from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The view from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The view from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Plants growing by Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Plants growing by Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

A motorcyclist on Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
A motorcyclist on Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The view from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The view from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Grass growing next to Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Grass growing next to Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The view from Route 97 with All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy in the background on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The view from Route 97 with All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy in the background on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The view from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The view from Route 97, part of the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

Geese flying over the the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Geese flying over the the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway, in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)

 

The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
The Delaware River from All Veterans Memorial Bridge in Pond Eddy on Sept. 26, 2015. (Holly Kellum/Epoch Times)
Holly Kellum
Washington Correspondent
Holly Kellum is a Washington correspondent for NTD. She has worked for NTD on and off since 2012.